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Glossary for Valproic Acid -- Teratogenic Agent

  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Leukeran -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Leukeran (a chemotherapy drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Neural tube defect: Any defect that occurs to the neural tube
  • Neural tube defect, folate-sensitive: Neural tube defects caused by abnormal folate or homocysteine metabolism. Neural tube defects are brain or spine defects such as an opening in the spinal cord through which the spinal cord protrudes.
  • Pregnancy-related conditions: Any condition that is related to or caused by pregnancy
  • Small head: The occurrence of a head which is smaller than normal
  • Teratogen-related conditions: Medical conditions related to "teratogens", i.e. substances that can cause birth defects by fetal exposure.
  • Unusual facial appearance: Unusual facial appearance is an odd or abnormal look of a face.


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